HC Deb 24 October 1946 vol 428 c3W
50. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement as to the Government's policy in relation to the issue of the closed shop, namely, the system or arrangement under which a workman's employment in a given plant, industry or occupation is made conditional upon his being, and remaining, a member of a trade union, or a particular trade union, or a trade union of a particular type, namely, affiliated to the T.U.C.

Mr. Isaacs

The Government's policy is to leave the question of conditions of employment to be settled between the parties concerned. No occasion has so far arisen necessitating any departure from this policy.